UNISON disappointed by job cuts at British Gas

Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) that 500 jobs are to go at British Gas, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said:  “It is disappointing that British Gas are cutting yet more jobs around the country. This comes at a very uncertain time for those working for the company. It is important that the business now continues to engage fully with the unions to try to cushion the blow of this sad news.

“UNISON will work with senior managers to seek to avoid any compulsory redundancies and to support workers who might be transferring to other roles.

“We expect British Gas to be flexible in finding the right solutions for those whose jobs are at risk because it is the workforce that has helped make the business so profitable.”

UNISON media contacts:
Fatima Ayad T: 0207 121 5255 M: 07508 080383 E: f.ayad@unison.co.uk
Liz Chinchen T: 0207 121 5463 M: 07778 158175 E: l.chinchen@unison.co.uk
Alan Weaver T: 020 7121 5555 M: 07939 143310 E: a.weaver@unison.co.uk
Sophie Goodchild T: 020 7121 5546 M:  07767 325595 E: s.goodchild@unison.co.uk